Combat Auto Theft

The Delano Police Department is proud to offer one of the nation's most effective crime fighting programs, Combat Auto Theft. As a member you will be joining other citizens throughout Delano in an effort to reduce the growing number of auto thefts.

Combat Auto Theft Guidelines

Combat Auto Theft (CAT) is a city wide program which allows law enforcement in Delano to stop vehicles displaying the CAT decal between the hours of 1 and 4 a.m. The Law Enforcement Officer making the stop needs no other reason to stop the vehicle during these hours if it bares the CAT decal. Most vehicles are stolen during the early morning hours without the owner’s knowledge. The CAT Program gives law enforcement the edge in recovering one of your biggest investments and assist in apprehending those involved!
To register you must reside in the city of Delano (full or part time of the year), be the registered owner of the vehicle, and present a valid drivers license and vehicle registration. Registration can be made at the Delano Police Department or you can print out a brochure fill it out and bring it to the station.

Crime Prevention Tips for your Vehicle

  • Never leave your vehicle running and unattended for any amount of time, even if it is in your driveway or garage. It takes a thief only a few seconds to steal your vehicle.
  • Never leave your children in your vehicle while it is running and unattended. If your vehicle is stolen your child may be in danger.
  • Always lock your vehicle and roll up all of the windows.
  • Never leave any valuables in plain sight. Lock your valuables in the trunk.
  • Know your vehicles information. Memorize your license plate number, the make and model, and the vehicle identification number. Should your vehicle be stolen, having this information will aid the Delano Police Department in finding your vehicle.